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HRCP devastated over the sudden death of co-founder Asma Jahangir

| February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lahore, 12​th February 2018: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is devastated and shocked at the unexpected and sudden passing away of its co-founder Asma Jahangir: exemplary lawyer, human rights icon, pro-democracy champion, friend and mentor par excellence, and a brave comrade of the poor and the disadvantaged. She died yesterday due to cardiac arrest.    The […]

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HRCP decries denial of fair trial to blasphemy accused

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lahore, February 9: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is outraged that the case of Junaid Hafeez, who was arrested in March 2013 after a student group accused him of blasphemy, has been transferred to yet another new judge and his right to a fair trial has been further undermined. It is feared that if […]

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Government must listen to and address any legitimate demands of protesters from FATA

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lahore, 6th February 2018: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) calls upon the federal government to take notice of the ongoing protest by the people of Waziristan in Islamabad. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission said: “HRCP is dismayed at the apathy of the federal government towards the people of Waziristan, hundreds of whom […]

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HRCP angered by killing of college principal in Charsadda

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lahore, 23 January 2018: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expresses grief and anger at the unchecked shooting of a college principal by a student yesterday under the suspicion of blasphemy in theShabqadar District of Charsadda. The shocking incident occurred after the student had allegedly been reprimanded over his absence from college. The student reportedly had skipped […]

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HRCP grieves the death of Munnu Bhai

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lahore, 20th January 2018: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has been shocked and grieved at the passing on of Munnu Bhai: poet, dramatist, columnist par excellence and an ardent friend of the poor and the disadvantaged. His contribution to the democratic dispensation in Pakistan is matchless, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s when Pakistan […]

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Effective awareness raising and reporting processes way forward in curbing increase in child sexual abuse cases

| January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Friday, 12th January 2018: The brutal rape and murder of a seven-year old girl in Kasur, consequent slack in the police’s investigation and ensuing violence against demonstrators seeking justice for the child is a deplorable situation for the state authorities to be in. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said in a statement: “subsequent dismissal […]

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Pakistanis’ freedom of expression must be protected

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, December 9, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is perturbed by the rapidly eroding space for freedom of expression in the country.  The right to know, dissent and free expression of ideas is essential to any democratic setup. Without the free flow of information and ideas there can be no informed discourse between […]

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HRCP laments lack of state efforts to ensure equitable participation of persons with disabilities in Pakistani society

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

 Lahore, 5th December 2017: With the International Day for Persons with Disabilities observed worldwide on 3rd December 2017, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) laments that despite the Pakistani government being a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) since 2008, little has been done to promote the rights of […]

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HRCP demands release of Baloch students & activists picked up in Karachi

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, November 27:  The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has slammed the recent spate of enforced disappearances involving Baloch students and activists in Karachi. HRCP has demanded that these student activists and human rights defenders be accorded due process if they are suspected of any crime, or be immediately released by the security forces that have detained […]

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HRCP’s alarm over attempt towards the revival of Talibanisation of South Waziristan

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, November 21, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is alarmed over a recent incident where a peace committee in Wana, South Waziristan, has issued a ban on virtually all socio-cultural activities in the region, including preventing women’s movement outside their homes unless they are with a mahram and prohibiting locals from using […]

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